Reinhold Messner once said “The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” • I would go farther to say that those wonderful things you do, are richer when you get to experience them with good friends.
“Greater fitness leads to more opportunity. This holds true for knowledge as well. When we acquire new skills, when we develop ourselves as human beings, we uncover new potential.” • Perfect conditions in the San Juans while shooting with @stevehouse10 for some new content coming soon for @uphill_athlete.
Last night was spent indoors, for the outdoors. • It was incredible to see the support and efforts made by everyone at the third annual @protectourwinters fundraiser at @thealpinetrainingcenter. • In a time when climate change can seem only about the negative, it was inspiring to see so much positivity.
I’m typically a solo hiker. All of my travels are typically solo, for that matter. This hike, however, was a group hike of four women and six dogs. And what fun! The four women ranged in age of more than 45 years and the dogs, more than ten years (if you look closely, you can spot the two month old pup tucked in Margie’s jacket). Jan, a single mom, is sweet as pie but tough as nails, and faces adversity with a calm smile as if she were out picking daisies. Margie, the co-founder of Boulder Hut Adventures in the #PurcellMountains , knows her way around the backcountry better than anyone I (or you) know. She also built her off-the-grid home with her own hands, is a world-class animal trainer, and is an avid traveler. And Pat, at 85, has decided it’s time to re-inventing herself. One day, she said to me, “Schu, what am I going to do with the rest of my life?!” She swims more than a mile daily and hikes 5-8 miles all the time like it’s nothing. Recently adopted the new love of her life, Atticus, the adorable Schnauzer-mix, who hiked with us. Great day, indeed!
A blustery, but beautiful morning spent shooting for @ultimatedirectionusa at @eldoramtnresort yesterday. • Conditions were amazing and having the opportunity to shoot product during a race was a fun challenge. • Thanks to @maxtaam and @jessiebyoung for being so easy to work with! • Here are some “between the frames” shots.